(Closed) IVF success with unexplained infertility?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
1639 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I just wanted to say that we’re starting to save money for IVF, and will likely be doing it at the end of summer/early fall. I’m fairly terrified. It is such a big step. We too are unexplained, have been trying for 2 years, and had 4 IUIs fail.

It’s nice to know that we’re not the only ones. I hope it works for you!

Post # 17
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This is a great thread.

I’m also “unexplained” – everything for both Darling Husband and I has looked great. Because we were unexplained, we ended up waiting a full three years before going for IVF.

I did my fresh cycle in January/February. I got OHSS, so the transfer was canceled, but they froze 9 high-quality blasts. I have my frozen transfer next week, and am crossing my fingers that it will work!

There is so much that is still unknown about fertility. I agree that it is frustrating to have everything seem fine, but just not work.

Post # 18
2146 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

we have 10 years of unexplained infertility

we had our oldest son who was a completely natural conception after 2 years of trying when we werent trying, he was a preemie but perfectly healthy and then we started trying again

went through 3 years of tests and we where due to start IVF when boom natural BFP… our second son died prematurely before birth, there was a heart beat one week then gone the next and it was the worst feeling in the world… we sat surrounded by happy fertile women having scan and then where walked through the maternity ward to be induced all the while nurses insisted ‘it happens all the time, you’ll be pregnant again before you know it – we always get women who become super fertile after losses’ – it took the hospital coronor over a MONTH to release his body so we even had to wait for the funeral and we never got answers

its 2 years later, back to re-testing and my cycles are playing up for no reason again so need to wait for IVF until they regulate and and still nothing… everyone around me has had two or three or more kids but not me… im only 28 and have been trying my whole adult life, it shouldnt be this hard

Post # 19
14943 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

yellowtulip8:  I was unexplained and excited to get on with IVF thinking those were my best chances to achieve our goal.  Unexplained sucks, but when there’s not blazing reason as to why, I just didn’t know what else to do.  I did finally get a reason as to why after doing IVF, something that could not have been discovered otherwise (immature eggs).  So I know what the problem is, though we still don’t know what is causing the problem.  I’ve done 4 retrievals, and honestly, it’s not that bad.  The injections aren’t bad at all.  The retreival was fine for me.  I did get a mild case of ohss the last cycle, and that pain lasted about a week.  It’s sort of a crap shoot how you will respond.  I can think of at least 3-4 other people who I knew were unexplained and it worked the first time.  And just as many for whom it doesnt.  Its one of those things you just have to do to see how you personally will respond to meds and all.

Post # 21
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

yellowtulip8:  We might be IVF buddies.  I’m in the middle of IUI #3.  We’ll know by end of the month if it’s a success or not.  If not, on to IVF consult and ball rolling right away.  As others have said, I’m not too optimistic w/ IUI.  I’m guessing egg quality/ implantation issues are yet to be discovered.

Post # 23
4575 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

In 2013 we did 3 IUI, since we had already failed 2 we thought our last one was going to fail too, so our RE was prepping us for IVF, luckily we didn’t have to do it.  I have my IUI miracle.  However, this second time, we are jumping onto IVF because my insurance is being a pain and not authorizing what I had in 2013.  I was a bit hesitant because I know its more meds, more monitoring and more everything, but I know its going to be so worth it and the time will fly.  I am also unexplained.  I have a good 28 day cycle, I O every month and Darling Husband passed his SA with flying colors.  I hope, if you decide to do it, you get it the first try! Good luck lady!

Post # 25
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

yellowtulip8:  I’m so sorry IUI #5 was a bust. I’m in the same boat as you, unexplained and currently in the TWW for IUI #4 without much hope. We are waiting until Jan 2017 to do IVF so that our insurance will cover some of it (12K). Trying to decide if it is worth it to do 1 or 2 more IUIs in the meantime…. Good luck with your IVF consult this week!

Post # 28
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

yellowtulip8:  I did get a bfp, but it’s not looking good.  My HCG and progesterone started out really low (6.86, and 0.9).  HCG has continued to rise normally, but progesterone is barely rising and is low (Wed HCG was 84 and prog 1.6).  My RE really thinks it’s an abnormal pregnancy and may even be ectopic.  I had an ultrasound yesterday, but it was way too early to see anything.  I have to keep going in for monitoring of levels, and another ultrasound if HCG continues to rise.  I’m really hoping it’s not ectopic.  I would have to do the methotrexate injection (if I didn’t miscarry naturally) and wait even longer for IVF.

That’s so exciting that you’re starting already.  I really hope it works the 1st time for you.  Will you be doing PGS testing?  How many are you going to transfer?  Are you doing fresh or frozen transfer?

Post # 30
42 posts
  • Wedding: August 2016

A friend of mine with unexplained has gone straight to ivf.  Got pregnant at her first try in Poland.

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